Elizabeth Kimani-Murage

Head of Maternal and Child Wellbeing

Elizabeth, a Public Health Nutrition Specialist and a Research Scientist is the head of the Maternal and Child Wellbeing Unit at APHRC. She is also a Wellcome Trust International Engagement Fellow, undertaking public engagement on the right to food in Kenya. She is also an Adjunct Faculty at Brown University, USA and an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, UK. 

She is passionate about improving lives and promoting human dignity through policy-relevant, action-oriented research, programs and engagement, and is championing research on optimal early child nutrition, development and wellbeing; and food security in sub-Saharan Africa.

She holds a PhD in Public Health (2010), focusing on the double burden of malnutrition in South Africa, from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She also holds a Master of Public Health degree (2004) from Moi University, Kenya and a BSc. in Environmental Health (1999) from Moi University. She first joined APHRC in 2003 as a Research Trainee, proceeded for PhD studies in 2007, and rejoined the Center in 2010 as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow.

Elizabeth’s contribution to science has mainly been on the area of public health, describing the status of child nutrition among vulnerable populations in sub-Saharan Africa, especially those living in urban poor and rural settings, and testing interventions to promote optimal nutrition among children in these populations.  

You can access her research work through her ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5272-616X (http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5272-616X).  

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